NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — “Watch your backs.”
That is the warning from federal prosecutors to crooked New York politicians, after another one was arrested Thursday.
A state assemblyman from the Bronx and four others were charged in a bribery scheme.
It appears the circus has returned to Albany. It’s the second corruption scandal to embarrass Empire State politics this week, CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer reported.
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Two more elected officials now bare the title “corrupt.” One was charged with accepting bribes for legislative bills, while the other helped catch the first to avoid prosecution on his own dirty deeds. This has been a bad week for New York politicians. The tally is one state senator, two assemblymen, one city councilman, one upstate mayor and two Republican party big wigs all facing corruption charges.